Voices: Women In The Chemical Industry
Female fans of the ‘90s sci-fi television series “The X-Files” apparently took the trials of lead character Dana Scully – an FBI agent and medical doctor played by Gillian Anderson – to heart. According to research from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media cited in Fast Company, women who watched the show regularly were 50% more likely to work in STEM, and nearly two-thirds of the women surveyed who work in STEM say that Scully served as a role model.Read More
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- Oct 9, 2018Frances Arnold is the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and only the fifth woman ever to win the prize.
- Sep 12, 2018An international group of female scientists studies what’s holding women back in their profession and what changes can be made.
- Sep 11, 2018The International Society of Automation appoints automation industry veteran Mary Ramsey as its new executive director.
- Aug 31, 2018Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program announces 2018 recipients.
- Aug 20, 2018Howard has worked on advancing the automation of pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing as well as perfecting her baking and DIY skills.
- Aug 3, 2018Of the 21 women named ACS Fellows in the 2018 class, 12 are in academia.
- Aug 3, 2018Jennifer Wilcox joins Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the third recipient of the James H. Manning Professorship in Chemical Engineering.
- Jul 25, 2018
- Jun 5, 2018The Association for Women in Science releases “Revolutionizing the STEM Entrepreneurship Ecosystem,” which outlines systemic entrepreneurship barriers to opportunity and access for women in STEM, and provides actionable recommendations to expand funding opportunities, increase diversity and cultivate gender equity.
- May 30, 2018The Society of Chemical Industry, America Group, announces that Barbara Haviland Minor, corporate fellow at The Chemours Company, has won the 2018 SCI Perkin Medal.
- May 25, 2018Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland announces that she will be stepping down and resigning from the position of chair and board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board next month.
- May 23, 2018The Materials Research Society and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society announce Michele L. Bustamante as 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.
- May 16, 2018New awards honor achievements by those in manufacturing
- Mar 14, 2018The Biotechnology Innovation Organization is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award.
- Dec 21, 2017
- Jun 19, 2017Estes will accept the award and deliver remarks at the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.
- Jun 9, 2017The American Chemical Society chooses Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, Ph.D., presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon, to receive its highest award, the 2018 Priestley Medal.
- May 26, 2017The Gordon E. Moore Medal recognizes early career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to quality of life.
- Apr 21, 2017CPhI North America and InformEx announce the Women in Leadership Forum 2017.
- Mar 20, 2017To celebrate International Women′s Day on March 8th, IUPAC announced the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
- Mar 14, 2017Girls have drawn even with boys in participation in STEM classes in high school but progress lags in college and the workplace.
- Feb 27, 2017University of Bath professor Semali Perera wins Academic Award in U.K.’s biggest awards program honoring women in technology.
- Feb 13, 2017Virginia Tech appoints Julia Ross as dean of the College of Engineering following an international search process.
- Oct 25, 2016The Society of Women Engineers’ newest study unearths first-hand information about how implicit bias plays out in engineering.
- Oct 21, 2016The more diverse the field of engineering is, the more we will see innovative solutions to societal problems
- Oct 3, 2016Sexual assault and harassment drive women out of STEM.
- Sep 28, 2016Popular party game Cards Against Humanity funds Science Ambassador Scholarship for women.
- Sep 7, 2016A Washington State University study aims to understand why significantly more women study engineering in some predominantly Muslim countries than in the United States.
- Aug 5, 2016A University of Cincinnati undergrad files suit against the school for gender discrimination.
- Aug 1, 2016Geeta Thakorlal become president of the oil and gas offshore engineering consultancy.
- Jul 22, 2016New initiatives are designed to close gender gap in technology.
- Jun 29, 2016Bias against women taking leadership roles is deeply rooted.
- Jun 27, 2016A new MIT study investigates why women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men.
- Jun 24, 2016For the first time, Dartmouth College awards more than half of engineering bachelor’s degrees to women.
- May 17, 2016McGlone-Santistevan is named a 2016 Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead award honoree.
- May 16, 2016Google wants more emojis featuring women engineers and scientists to provide better role models for girls.
- May 16, 2016Study finds women in STEM careers make 31% less than men in their first year after graduation.
- Mar 1, 2016The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker from Baldor Electric with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award.
- Nov 30, 2015Dawn Rittenhouse, director of sustainable growth for DuPont, receives a Green Building & Design Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.
- Oct 5, 2015The company aims to raise the overall proportion of women in positions with disciplinary leadership responsibilities.
- Apr 6, 2015Include greater diversity and encourage the voicing of varying views
- Oct 12, 2014The Societe de Chimie Industrielle – American Section will award the 2015 International Palladium Medal to DuPont Chair of the Board and CEO Ellen Kullman.
- Sep 17, 2014Women make up less than a quarter of all graduates in the 20 highest paying STEM fields.
- Jun 25, 2014
Well it's about time. Lego brand toys is going to introduce a female minifigure set that will feature a paleontologist, an astronomer and a chemist.
- Apr 23, 2014
If you've spent any time on Facebook, you've probably come across the page "I F*cking Love Science." It's loaded with great science-related content delivered with a snarky attitude. It's right up my alley. And I'm no stranger to cussing, so the name of the page is just fine by me. Apparently, I'm not alone – there 12 million other fans.
- Jan 17, 2013
"I am woman hear me roar." Those lyrics always come to mind when I read about achievements women have made in the workplace. Imagine the roar you'll hear at the STEP Ahead – Women in Manufacturing awards reception when 122 women are honored for their achievements in the manufacturing industry. The event takes place on Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C.
- Mar 15, 2012Women now predominate in process industries publishing.
- Dec 7, 2011Dow Chemical Executive Katie Hunt encourages you to dream big when you envision the world in 2050.
- Oct 17, 2011According to Dow Chemical Executive Katie Hunt, a wide-reaching network of colleagues, peers and friends is one of the most important components of professional success.
- Aug 17, 2011Dow Chemical executive notes that with self-mentorship, setting a series of smaller goals to address an overall development goal is a solid strategy.
- Jun 20, 2011Dow Chemical Co. executive offers tips on how to find a good work/life balance.
- Mar 15, 2011
"I am woman, hear me roar." Helen Reddy belted out that anthem in the early 1970s and the Women's Rights Movement thanked her for it. Today, women are part of every career path, but there is still a shortage of female engineers. To remedy that, several organizations and companies have banded together to promote the field.
- May 25, 2005Senior Editor Diane Dierking says that mentoring programs are good for everyone involved.